Many of us speak disparagingly of the things we see and of course, the despicable things done by, say, Brussels, let alone Muslims, until it becomes a broken record and people start to tune out.
This though is not about any of those, it’s about the ordinary, garden variety leftist who could be dressed just as you and I are dressed, can even sound rational in casual conversation, he’s often well spoken and into being fair and tolerant. Surely these things are fine. It’s quite possible to have a conversation with him on, say, football or Network Rail or good places for holidays.
All that is so, then the public behaviour lets them down every time. Best I provide examples from this evening.
1. From the Express:
OK, so the left passionately believes that to want immigration controlled for illegals, that equals hate. Fine, that’s how they define it and I’ll not go into it now. On the other side, supporters of Trump are equally as passionate that he stop the demise of the US. There are so many things wrong, from the Gang of Eight to Amnesty and so on.
So how do they react, how do they behave? They go onto FB and Twitter and write scathing things, they boo leftists. That is how they express their “hatred”.
OK, what of the left who eschew hatred, who are dead against haters and the violent?
Left-wing activists ‘throw ROCKS at Trump supporters’ as tensions boil over in Utah
Others waved banners reading “Trump is Hitler” and “Trump makes America hate again” before tearing down a security tent, according to media reports.
So let me get this right – their way of eschewing and opposing violence and hatred is to attack and tear down someone’s tent. I see.
OK, let’s look at Trump’s own hate actions:
Trump used the event to mock former Presidential candidate and Utah resident Mitt Romney, who is backing Texas senator Ted Cruz.
He mocked. Using words. A centre-right Trump supporter wrote:
What is it with the lefties, if they are sure of their beliefs why do they need to cause violence against people who disagree with their views. I think the reason they get so violent is fear, fear that people might disagree with them.
How do the left justify their physical violence, as Bill Ayres’s Weathermen did in the 60s?
Just another list of right wing cliches from right wing websites. You sound like a robot stuck on repeat. Are you no longer capable of generating any of your own original ideas & thoughts. Can you not see how radicalised & worn down you have become? Has somebody been overcharged for an ice cream, don’t tell me one of the lions has escaped? Oh no, you said people are demonstrating. What is wrong with these people getting off their backsides & taking the action speaks louder than words approach.
But they weren’t just “demonstrating, were they? They were pulling tents down, throwing rocks. Rocks can hurt and even kill. And on what basis is it done? That Trump’s views don’t accord with theirs.
Is there not something disproportionate here?
2. Breitbart London:
Speaking at the rally, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Diane Abbott told the crowd: “We are rallying against racism; against fascism; against Islamophobia; AND against anti-Semitism.”
They were fist-fighting and intimidating. An observer:
How odd to see the racist ‘Black Lives Matter’ crowd giving the Black Power salute at an ‘Anti-Racist’ rally.
How odd to see those who wrecked Trump’s rally in Chicago in matching Hitler T-shirts. Were any Trump supporters in Hitler garb? Were any of them rioting?
The saddest thing about the left-wing demonstrators is that under a caliphate, they’d be among the first to either have to convert or be killed.
The left really, honestly believe that if they construct a strawman, vilifying a group of people, e.g. Trump supporters, those against illegal immigration, that that vilification is not vilification, even when hurling rocks, wrecking someone’s Sunday lunch with his family, manhandling him rather than talking.
3. American Thinker:
We’re on the verge of full brownshirt tactics from the left, which ironically loves to call the object of their hatred Nazi-like and Hitlerian. Last night’s Trump rally in normally polite and sedate Salt Lake City saw rampant lawlessness on the part of Trump opponents.
And that’s the word I’ve so far not used in this post – lawlessness. They are outside the law. In civil society, tearing down a security checkpoint would have you in court. Throwing rocks would have you arrested. Or should.
This is a lack of self-control by a large number of people. Were these people physically threatened? Not at all. Yet they perpetrate violence on the strength of an opinion they’ve constructed, an opinion half the nation does not share.
What are they shouting? “Shut it down! Shut it down!” In other words, stop the things being said at a legally constituted rally. And these weren’t just millennials – there were women and older men there as well.
Dozens of protesters blocked traffic near a Donald Trump event in Arizona on Saturday, while demonstrators marched in New York City to protest the GOP front-runner.
The protesters in Arizona parked vehicles sideways on Shea Boulevard, blocking both lanes of traffic into Fountain Hills, Arizona, where Trump held a rally Saturday afternoon, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joaquin Enriquez told CNN.
Enriquez described Shea Boulevard as the main artery into the area and the protesters’ actions were causing motorists to drive into oncoming traffic as they tried to get around them. Traffic was backed up for miles due to the blockage.
Um … is that not actually a crime what they were doing? Were they not all arrested? it said dozens, not hundreds or thousands, unlike the mob who raped the girls in Cologne.
OK, having spat on conducting the politi
5. CNN again:
Scroll down and there’s this:
A small skirmish erupted when protesters started throwing water bottles at police, who were trying to keep them from impeding traffic. A handful of protesters were pepper-sprayed and some were arrested.
So clearly, political discourse must be via violence and lawlessness according to the left. The right, who disagree with this and say people should be able to have their rallies, even Hillary – they’re haters and Hitlers for saying this.
What perhaps some of us are failing to grasp is that we can’t reason with the left and you know why? They’re like children. They want something, someone else undermines that, the child strikes out physically. The parallels are quite close. This is why we can’t reason with them.
And they have the vote. Frightening, isn’t it?